According to reports, the last performance of The Cher Show at the Oriental Theatre was scrapped on Sunday afternoon due to a technical malfunction backstage.
Rather than getting the entire planned performance of the pre-Broadway musical, the audience got to watch a small concert of a few different songs from the show.
Stephanie J Block was the one to drop the speech to the audience, and also informed them of their refund. Unfortunately, those who missed out on the performance won’t get the chance to see another one due to the fact it was the final tryout run.
On Sunday, a spokesperson said that there was a malfunction with the sliding panels as a part of the show’s design, and they decided to cancel the entire thing for fear of safety.
As it was previously reported, Cher got to help out in the informing process. However, while most would think she would have nothing but praise, she remained relatively honest and critical.
When speaking with reporters from the Chicago Tribune, the legendary singer said that many parts of it “were fabulous.” But there still needed to be some work done.
She joked that she at least didn’t want to “gouge my eyes out” during certain scenes. Cher praised the acting, in particular, stating they did a fantastic job of capturing intimate moments.
The singer worked alongside Mr. Jason Moore, the director of the show, as a creative director. She told him there needed to be some changes for the sake of accuracy. Moreover, she added there were moments that were hard to sit through due to the content that was so personal in her life.